Kabiné Šerinjon: book designer clothes and accessories through a free app December 13 2017

Kabiné Šerinjon is an inspiring project based on collaborative consumption. It’s joining Slovenian fashion designers' pieces with sustainable practices and Mila.Vert was of course happy to make our denim shirt dress a part of the wonderful initiative. Kabiné Šerinjon allows you to book clothes and accessories through a free app – and all the items available are either vintage or made by Slovenian designers.

If we take into account all the various aspects of the fashion industry, from production of materials to shipping and retail and everything in between, there is no doubt that we are talking of the second biggest polluter in the world, just after the oil industry. The demand for fast fashion is tremendous – and so is its negative environmental impact. Luckily, there are more and more alternatives available to us. One of them is the aforementioned Kabiné Šerinjon, a project through which three faculties of the University of Ljubljana are joining forces to tackle the issue of fast fashion. The participating faculties (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, and Faculty of Health Sciences) teamed up with Snaga, Ljubljana's waste management company, and offered the consumers a sustainable alternative to fast fashion. Through the official Kabiné Šerinjon app (as for now it's Android-only) you are able to search through dozens of high-quality, ethical clothing items as well as accessories. Your desired item can be booked through the app and then passed on to you by its previous holder. You can keep the piece of clothing or the accessory for up to a fortnight; after that the item is either passed on to other users who have booked it, or it is returned to the Kabiné Šerinjon centre.

As we can see, there are many upsides to Kabiné Šerinjon – it encourages a responsible approach to our consumer habits, promotes ethical practises in the fashion industry and supports local designers.

Find more info about this project - here.

Written by: Vida Jocif

1st and 2nd photo: Iztok Ameršek 

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Kabiné Šerinjon je čudovit projekt, ki je osnovan na principih sodelovalne potrošnje (collaborative consumption). Združuje kose oblačil slovenskih oblikovalcev z načeli trajnosti, zaradi česar se mu je s svojo denim srajčno obleko z veseljem pridružila tudi Mila.Vert. Kabiné Šerinjon omogoča preprosto izbiro in rezervacijo oblačil in modnih dodatkov s pomočjo brezplačne aplikacije. Vsa oblačila in modni dodatki, ki so na voljo, so delo slovenskih modnih oblikovalcev ali pa so vintidž.

Če upoštevamo vse različne vidike modne industrije (od proizvodnje materialov do prevoza tovora in prodaje ter vsega ostalega, kar se zgodi vmes), zares ni dvoma, zakaj je prav ta za oljno industrijo druga največja svetovna onesnaževalka. Povpraševanje po hitri modi je ogromno – in prav tak je tudi negativni učinek, ki ga ima hitra moda na okolje. Na srečo nam je na voljo vedno več alternativ – in ena od nedavnih je tudi Kabiné Šerinjon. Projekt treh ljubljanskih fakultet, ki združuje ekološko modo s trajnostnimi praksami, prav zato z velikim veseljem pozdravlja tudi Mila.Vert. Sodelujoče fakultete (Naravoslovnotehniška fakulteta, Fakulteta za računalništvo in informatiko ter Zdravstvena fakulteta) so združile moči z ljubljansko Snago in Centrom ponovne uporabe, ter potrošnikom ponudile trajnostno alternativo hitri modi.

Preko uradne Kabiné Šerinjon aplikacije (zaenkrat obstaja samo različica za sistem Android) uporabniki dostopamo do galerije, kjer so nam za izposojo na voljo številna etična oblačila in modni dodatki visoke kakovosti. Kos, ki si ga želimo izposoditi, je mogoče rezervirati preko aplikacije in prevzeti od prejšnjega uporabnika. Oblačilo ali dodatek lahko nosimo največ dva tedna; po tem času ga predamo naprej ali, če ga ni nihče rezerviral, vrnemo avtorjem projekta.

Kabiné Šerinjon ima tako mnoge dobre plati. Poleg tega, da spodbuja odgovorne potrošniške navade in promovira etične prakse v modni industriji, tudi podpira slovenske oblikovalce in ustvarjalce.

Več informacij je na voljo na spletni strani projekta - tukaj.

Napisala: Vida Jocif

1. in 2. fotografija: Iztok Ameršek